Another June Sneak Peek

I’m over the top excited about our June release!!! We’ve got over 30 new images being released all starting with a special Fhiona release on June 2nd! Remember to take a guess HERE for your chance to win some new release stamps!!!

Today I have a peek of the June 5th release! I’m bringing something a little different to YNS. Fhiona Galloway designed some elegant and stunning new stamps for YNS and the super talented Starlet Kerri has used the image called Cherry Blossoms for this fab sneak peek…

I can’t wait to show you the rest of this stunning new release on June 5th!!! YIPPEE!!!

Happy Stamping!


YNS Challenge #17 – Use a Border Punch!

YAY! It’s time for another YNS challenge! Maylee is our super talented hostess for YNS Challenge #17 and she has challenged us to use a border punch on our card or creation!

I LOVE punches and especially love all the fun new border punches that all the different companies keep introducing to the crafting world! I decided to make a simple yet fun summer treat card using Fhiona’s Favorite Treats stamp set and thought that this Martha Stewart goo punch was perfect for a dripping ice cream effect!

I hope you decide to join in the fun for your chance to win some YNS bucks! YIPPEE!!

Happy Stamping!

Sneak Peek Contest


I hope everyone is having bright and sunny days like we are here in Kitchener Ontario! It’s still too early to tell but it looks like we are in for a really hot summer.

Today I’ve got an adorable Flying High Fhiona card to share with you created by the super talented YNS DT member Cabio! I just love how all the starlets colour Fhiona’s hair – isn’t this just incredible!

Created by Cabio

Ok so I’m sure your wondering why I’m showing you Flying High Fhiona as a June sneak peek since I’ve already got this super adorable Flying High Fhiona set available in the store…right?

Wanna win some YNS new release stamps????

Here’s the fun part…

I’ll let you take a guess at what my special June 2nd Fhiona release is going to be all about!

Contest is now closed

This is what you need to do…

 Email me your guess and then post below saying that you’ve sent me your guess and I’ll enter your name into a draw for a special new release surprise package!

Share this contest with a friend and if they send me a guess and mention that you sent them to my blog I’ll put an extra ballot into the draw just for you! So the more friends you send over to guess the more entries you’ll get – YIPPEE!!!

Contest will end June 1st

Happy Stamping!!!


Sneak Peek – Franfou June Release

It’s a hot and sunny day here today!!! Brandon had a very exciting birthday weekend and got spoiled with lots of fun gifts and yummy cake!

Today is a holiday here in Canada so before I head outside to play in Brandon’s new birthday sandbox I thought I would share this super cute sneak peek – YIPPEE!!!

This is one of the fun new Franfou images which will be released on June 8th! His name is Mike which just happens to be my brother in laws name…he is known to eat way too much at holiday meals and then complains about about having an upset tummy the rest of the day!

My brother law really does stuff himself at all our holiday meals and I still laugh at the time when he ate the entire head off the bunny cake at Easter and was totally stuffed to the max!!!

I made a card using Mike and then I noticed the very talented Starlet Simonne had hers made as well so I thought I would share both with you today!

Looks like Mike has stuffed himself again…

Created by Simonne
Created by Karen (that’s me)
Enjoy your day and watch for more sneak peeks this week!
Happy Stamping!

Birthday Boy!

Today is the day! Happy 2nd Birthday Brandon! Time really does fly and it just feels like yesterday that I was holding this tiny little baby in my arms. Hmmm makes me want another one…actually I’m now remembering the 2 days I was in labor with Brandon…I’m sure you don’t want to hear about that so let’s talk about this super cute card I made to celebrate his birthday!

I’ve used the adorable Birthday Surprise stamp designed by our super talented illustrator Dale. This stamp will be available in the YNS store on June 8th. YIPPEE!! Mark your calendars starting June 2nd because I’ve got a weeks worth of new releases coming your way! The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Mini Greetings set that I told you I was completely addicted to!!!

Also I must give a little shout out to Jen Del Muro since one of her amazing sketches that she challenges us to do every Saturday inspired this layout – thanks Jen!!!

I’ve got a special birthday sale going on as well…

20% off your entire order!!!

Online Code – 2ndbirthday

Have a fantastic weekend!


Trying something different

I’m all about trying new things so today I had some time to do a little stamping and decided to play along with a fun new challenge blog CAS-tastic! Cool name for a challenge blog! I’ll be sponsoring this fun challenge in June so be sure to hop on over and check out this fun new blog! Their challenge this week is One Layer Cards…ok so I freaked out a little bit when I saw One Layer because it’s no secret that I have a healthy addiction to dp and love adding multiple layers to my cards :o)
After seeing Maylee’s CAS card along with all the other fabulous CAS-tastic DT cards I was really inspired and decided to give clean and simple a try and this is what I came up with… 
I used the fancy shoe from the You’re Fabulous set and the greeting in from the Mini Greetings set which I totally love! Actually I’m addicted to all the new mini’s so look for more to be released in the future.
Speaking of future releases…look for some fabulous new June releases soon! I’ll be starting sneak peeks next week and I just know you love them all!!!! I’m so excited!!!
Happy Stamping!

Summer Fun

Well we finally got some nice hot sun today! YIPPEE! Brandon and I took a walk to visit the duck ducks at the pond while Chris and our neighbour friend decided to dig up the yard so they could lay down some nice new grass! Nothing like a beautiful green lawn and trust me our dandelion infested lawns needed a little TLC!

All this warm sun inspired me to ink up Summer Fun Fhiona and I couldn’t resist pairing her up this adorable TPC Studio dp :o))

I hope you are having nice weather and enjoying your weekend!

Happy Stamping!


YNS Challenge #16 – Cut it out and pop it up!

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for YNS Challenge #16 – YIPPEE! Maureen is our lovely hostess and she has challenged us to Cut it Out and pop it up with foam boosters! She is the queen of cutting out images and turning them into amazing creations! I constantly tell her how amazed I am at how she can cut such tiny little images so perfectly :o)

Although I do miss the hot Florida sun it was nice to come home and get back to stamping and creating. I decided to make my Brother in Law Mike a birthday card for this challenge using the quirky little Franfou image Marble the Mouse along with the fun Cheese to You! sentiment that comes in the Mixed Bag of Greetings set. The screw brads I used in the corners are a little inside joke so I’m sure my card will cause him to roll on the floor laughing :o) I’ve cut out the cheese and popped it up for this challenge and I also added a little birthday hat just for fun!

I hope you decide to join us for YNS Challenge #16 for a chance to win some YNS bucks! YAY!

Happy Stamping!


We’re back!


We’re back home and we have been welcomed with sun but it’s a little cooler here than in Orlando! We had so much fun with the family in Disney and my parents fully enjoyed their 40th Anniversary celebration!

Brandon just loved the castle show at the Magic Kingdom! He especially loved Donald Duck dancing on the stage so this morning all he has been asking for is the dancing duck! Chris is working quickly at hooking up the video camera to the TV so he can watch the show over and over again!

Just for fun I’ll share a few more vacation pictures with you :o)

Brandon eating ice cream – YUM
Mom and I with our fancy drinks with glowing ice cubes – FUN!
Brandon and I on his first roller coater ride – this was his favorite ride!
Chris, Brandon and I in Downtown Disney at the Christmas store
Brandon hugging the Christmas duck statue – so cute!

We just got back last night so I’ll be back to stamping soon and I’ll be sure to have a fun card to share with you this Wednesday for YNS Challenge #16 – YAY!

Have a great day and happy stamping!!!


We’re here – YAY!!!

Happy Tuesday!

I don’t have any fun cards to share with you today since I had to leave my craft room behind early Sunday morning to hop on an airplane for a fun filled family vacation in Disney World!!! As you may know my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary is in May and they wanted to celebrate in style so they brought us all here for some major fun in the sun.

Brandon was such a little trooper on the airplane and he instantly fell in love with Donald Duck as soon as we stepped foot into the Magic Kingdom! Dreams really do come true here at Disney and seeing all the magic through Brandons eyes is absolutely priceless! We are all having an amazing time so I thought I would share just a few pictures that I have so far…

Brandon all ready to find his flight
Brandon and I in front of the Dumbo Ride
Robin, Isabel and Brandon getting sprayed with water in the splash pad

I’ll be back to crafting up a storm once we return but until then…

Have a magical day!


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